Master of Information and Communications Technology (By Research)

Western Sydney University

The Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research) exposes students to advanced topics and research in the field of Information and Communications Technology. This degree is comprised of a coursework component that is followed by a full-time-equivalent year of supervised research training. The main goal of the degree is to provide students with an opportunity to develop research skills appropriate to the ICT discipline. This degree provides a pathway to Higher Degree Research studies by engaging students in research projects within the University or in collaboration with an external organisation.

Course Fee:

Australian: $65,900
International: $75,400

Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor degree, Bachelor Honours degree or a Masters degree in any discipline. To be eligible for up to 40 credit points of advanced standing, you must have successfully completed: an undergraduate degree in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Computing or Information Systems; or an undergraduate degree in any discipline and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).


The course length and structure varies based on the student's previous study background and level, and work experience. Students are categorised into three Pathways based on their previous study background and work experience and course structure and length is set accordingly.

Subjects you can Study:

Advanced topics in Information and communications technology; advanced topics in User System Interaction; Big Data

Study Pathways:

Advanced standing from foundation units are subject to approval by the relevant Director of Academic Programs (DAP).

Further information:

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.


Australian Computer Society

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parramatta No info Yes Full time 2.5 years
Founded in 1989, Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 2 percent of universities in the world. Over 70 per cent of the University's assessed research has been ranked at world class or better. The University is home to several research institutes, including the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, the Institute for Culture and Society, the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture and the Translational Health Research Institute. Each institute enhances the University's research strengths and expertise in areas such as climate change, water conservation, smart engineering, the changing social landscape and human-machine communication. The University boasts unique campuses across Western Sydney including Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool City, Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney City. Western Sydney University, The College, owned by the University, offers university pathway courses and VET courses at Bankstown, Nirimba, and Sydney Olympic Park. With a student population of more than 44,000 and 3,500 staff, Western Sydney University has grown to be one of the largest universities in Australia. The University is closely linked to Western Sydney, one of the nation's economic powerhouses where ten per cent of all Australians live, and has a teaching and research structure designed to meet the challenges of today's economy. Western Sydney University offers students a wide range of traditional disciplines combined with the latest in innovative thinking. Courses are delivered through innovative, relevant, engaging and flexible study options.

Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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